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May 15, 2013 07:09 |  #1

Took some landscape shots of the bridge, and thought I would get a couple shot. CC welcome.

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May 15, 2013 18:37 |  #2

Even commenting that its terrible is alright! I don't charge admission to my posts on Wednesdays so get in while you still can! :D


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May 15, 2013 18:52 |  #3

Well its not overly interesting. I'd like to see more of you and her and less of the bridge. The image struggles with a subject. Is it the sky, bridge or you two?

Also the kiss is boring. I want to see passion. I want to see some emotion.

Sorry if its harsh. Just being honest.


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May 15, 2013 19:00 |  #4

Honest is good! No need to apologize. Passion. Got it ;)


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May 15, 2013 21:10 |  #5

Think I would have used shallower DOF and fill to highlight the couple more. If flash is properly balanced with ambient, this could be a dynamite shot. Also, why not put more of the couple in the frame...i.e. rule of thirds might help with the previously mentioned quandary on what the subject is...JMHO.




  
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May 15, 2013 21:11 |  #6

Tiller wrote in post #15935888 (external link)
Honest is good! No need to apologize. Passion. Got it ;)

like this:

http://500px.com/photo​/31816825 (external link)


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May 15, 2013 21:36 |  #7

Well, when I look like that, I'll try that pose ;)

This is 3 exposures merged into Luminance, so I wasn't sure how flash would be used. Thoughts?

A reflector may be an idea next time as well :)


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May 16, 2013 02:27 |  #8

Well first of all, having a buff guy half naked kissing a girl definitely makes it more passionate :P. However, use of the arms/hands is crucial in making a kiss look more passionate. good example :D

Tiller wrote in post #15936386 (external link)
Well, when I look like that, I'll try that pose ;)

This is 3 exposures merged into Luminance, so I wasn't sure how flash would be used. Thoughts?

A reflector may be an idea next time as well :)

Seems like you exposed for the background appropriately, but by doing so, it caused you and your fiance to be underexposed. This is why the use of flash helps. And as much as possible, use off camera flash. I would recommend positioning it to camera right. Reason for that is because your head is closer to the camera than hers. If the flash was on the left side, your head would block the flash from hitting her face and would create a shadow. Flash about 45 degrees, height about 1-2 feet above your head or so.


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May 16, 2013 06:42 |  #9

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Well first of all, having a buff guy half naked kissing a girl definitely makes it more passionate :P. However, use of the arms/hands is crucial in making a kiss look more passionate. good example :D

Seems like you exposed for the background appropriately, but by doing so, it caused you and your fiance to be underexposed. This is why the use of flash helps. And as much as possible, use off camera flash. I would recommend positioning it to camera right. Reason for that is because your head is closer to the camera than hers. If the flash was on the left side, your head would block the flash from hitting her face and would create a shadow. Flash about 45 degrees, height about 1-2 feet above your head or so.

Tiller wrote in post #15936386 (external link)
Well, when I look like that, I'll try that pose ;)

its not always the kiss, its the moment before or after the kiss. the viewer needs/wants to feel that tension and passion. you already past the point of climax in your image and the viewer has no build up to hang onto.

IMO, great images that convey passion are very frustrating to look at, its a still image that captures a moment, the viewer wants to see it payed out but they get stuck hanging, the have to look around the image to gather enough context to finish the story them self.


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May 16, 2013 11:24 |  #10

You and your fiance are underexposed, which has already been mentioned. The bridge is running into the back of your head, and the back of your head is ghosted. The bridge looks washed out/lack of contrast, and there is a sensor dust mark in the sky.

I like the idea of the shot. Now that you have some very helpful critiques from people is this something you could re-shoot?


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May 16, 2013 11:35 |  #11

Yes I can. I'll try it again one day soon.


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